Packers DB Sam Shields Gets Giant, Painful-Looking Super Bowl Ring…

Super Bowl winners receive championship rings—expensive, garish things—but they're tangible. You can hang on to your triumph through karats. » 7/18/11 4:40pm 7/18/11 4:40pm

Litigious, Displaced, Already Reiumbursed Super Bowl Fans Are Asking…

Hey, remember those cranky folks who couldn't get their Super Bowl seats? Remember how they're suing, and how $5 million wouldn't be enough in remuneration? » 6/21/11 11:00pm 6/21/11 11:00pm

The Lawyer Suing The NFL Over Super Bowl Seats Thinks $5 Million…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: people don't want another Super Bowl trip. They want cash money. » 2/11/11 4:30pm 2/11/11 4:30pm

Listen To Jim Gray's Awful Super Bowl Sign-Off


Jim Gray delivered the Super Bowl sign-off for Westwood One Radio. It was already quite the piece of work, but adding the "Rudy" theme song really just brought it to another level. » 2/10/11 3:15pm 2/10/11 3:15pm

The Super Bowl Almost Broke Twitter

"[In] the final moments of the game, fans sent 4,064 Tweets per second – the highest TPS for any sporting event... Twitter users shattered that record six times over the course of the game." [Twitter Blog, Wired] » 2/09/11 5:25pm 2/09/11 5:25pm

Real American Fans Shut Out Of Real American Event Do Real American…

Somehow two silly displaced Super Bowl ticketholders and their eager lawyers managed to devise a lawsuit just as profoundly stupid as Dan Snyder's. They're seeking more than $5 million from the NFL, the Cowboys, and Jerry Jones personally. Why? » 2/09/11 1:50pm 2/09/11 1:50pm

Beer Commercials' Real Target Audience

Tom Scocca explains that all-male, groin-punch-infested beer ads are designed not for adults but teenage boys. Apparently, boys go to great lengths to procure beer. Who knew? But Scocca, like us all, still can't comprehend the Pepsi Max spots. [Slate] » 2/09/11 1:05pm 2/09/11 1:05pm

The Pittsburgh Paper's Solution For Shut Out Super Bowl Fans Is One Big…

Yesterday, an unsigned editorial ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, decrying the NFL's offer of compensation to those fans whose Super Bowl seats were unavailable, and demanding that the league pay them as much as $50,000 each. The editorial failed to mention that one of the people affected by the blunder, and would… » 2/09/11 11:05am 2/09/11 11:05am

A-Rod Gets Upset Over Popcorn Shot In Most A-Rod Way Possible

Believe it or not, Alex Rodriguez reportedly "went ballistic" after finding out that Fox ran this loving moment with girlfriend Cameron Diaz during the Super Bowl. He accused the cameraman of being "out to get them in a paparazzi-like shot," which, according to Bill Zwecker's source, is crazy because in-game celeb… » 2/08/11 2:00pm 2/08/11 2:00pm

Michael Vick Gets Key To Dallas, Shit From Owner Of His Former Pit Bull

Michael Vick had a long week in Dallas. At first, he was maybe hosting a party with a SWAT team and its own trailer that eventually got called off and that he had "no intention of participating" in anyway. Luckily, Vick's personal mentor Tony Dungy canceled the party. » 2/08/11 11:00am 2/08/11 11:00am

Christina Aguilera Is An Anti-American Slut, According To Pro-American…

"I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place," Aguilera has explained about last night's blunder. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through." Sure, fair enough. Now let's check in with Real America. What follows is… » 2/07/11 5:30pm 2/07/11 5:30pm

A Comprehensive Guide To That NFL Commercial With All The TV Characters


One of the best ads on last night's broadcast was for the NFL itself, in which they digitally inserted jerseys and logos into TV clips of yore. But the cuts were too quick to fully appreciate. Here's an annotated guide to the fake people inside your television, and their allegiances. » 2/07/11 3:40pm 2/07/11 3:40pm

Guns N' Peas Is Where The Trajectory Of Man Began Its Steady Decline

So the Black Eyed Peas covered "Sweet Child O Mine" at the Super Bowl last night, with Slash helping out on guitar. First of all, FUCK YOU SLASH. You just spent the last bit of goodwill you earned from NOT being Axl. Secondly, the journey to our eventual self-extinction has begun. » 2/07/11 2:00pm 2/07/11 2:00pm

Counterpoint: But People Look Really Sad When They Can't Get Their…

This young cheesehead cried (video here, H/T reader Patrick) when he, along with 399 others, could not get into last night's Super Bowl. He cries for the others, young and old, left out in the Arlington cold. They will leave Super Bowl XLV with $2,400, tickets to next year's Super Bowl, and nothing. It's about the… » 2/07/11 1:46pm 2/07/11 1:46pm

Point: Those Fans Without Seats Are Being Whiny Babies

About 1250 fans ticketed for temporary seating areas found out before the game that, oops, the seats declared unsafe by the fire marshal. The NFL took good care of them though, to the point where the other 102,000 fans at the game ought to be jealous. » 2/07/11 1:45pm 2/07/11 1:45pm

Professional Sports Leagues Spark Twitter Feud Over What Season It Is

Last night, minutes after the Green Bay Packers had won the XLVth Super Bowl, the MLB employed tweeter released a simple tweet into the universe: "Baseball." The NBA employed tweeter did not agree with this sentiment. » 2/07/11 1:30pm 2/07/11 1:30pm

Your Super Bowl XLV Morning After

There was a football game on yesterday; perhaps you watched it. Perhaps you didn't! We're not here to judge. But either way, there are some thing you're going to need to know for you to face the disapproving glares of your families and coworkers. » 2/07/11 10:00am 2/07/11 10:00am

A-Rod Eats Popcorn In The Most A-Rod Way Possible

One of the first half highlight of Super Bowl XLV, besides Ben Roethlisberger throwing two picks, has been this random four-second cutaway to A-Rod and Cameron Diaz — just eatin' some popcorn in their luxury seats. » 2/06/11 8:00pm 2/06/11 8:00pm

Your Super Bowl XLV Comment Party Is Happening Now

Oh, you're just gonna watch the game on the TEEVEE but enjoy socializing with random strangers on the internet instead of real, live humans? Then come on in, ladies and turds. The Second Annual Comment party begins now. Be nice to our guests from Jezebel, please. » 2/06/11 5:00pm 2/06/11 5:00pm

Your Super Bowl XLV Pregame Show Open Thread

Four-and-a-half hours of pregame coverage is about to start on Fox. Water torture for the brain. So, here's a collection of Super Bowl XLV stories that have filtered in over the course of the past few days. » 2/06/11 2:00pm 2/06/11 2:00pm